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Federal Judge: Obama Stem Cell Policy Halted
23 August 2010 5:58 pm
Research on embryonic stem cells funded by the U.S. government must stop immediately for a court-ordered review, Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled today.
Lamberth granted a preliminary injunction on this research after hearing a petition from a group of advocates who argued that, contrary to the U.S. government's view, research on embryonic stem cells does in fact destroy embryos—action that is prohibited by legislation known as the "Dickey-Wicker Amendment" to the bill that funds the Department of Health and Human Services. The suit to halt embryonic stem cell research was filed by James Sherley, Theresa Deisher, Nightlight Christian Adoptions, the Christian Medical Association, and others.
For more on the stem cell ban, see our full coverage.